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Drug or Toxic Substance:
vinorelbine
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Description

Vinorelbine is a chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of cancer, such as non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which eventually leads to their death.

Common side effects of vinorelbine include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, and decreased appetite. Other more serious side effects include low white blood cell count, low platelet count, and an increased risk of infection.

Brand names associated with vinorelbine include Navelbine, Navelbine Injection, and Navelbine Injection Concentrate.

Classifications
  • antimetabolite
  • antineoplastic
  • mitotic inhibitor
  • vinca alkaloid

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